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My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Other works by the Author:
The Inimitable Jeeves
Carry on, Jeeves
Very Good, Jeeves
Thank You, Jeeves
Right Ho, Jeeves

Series: Jeeves #1

My Rating: 3

Genres: Comedy

Summary: A collection of short stories narrated by Bertie Wooster about how Jeeves has brilliant ideas. This book has eight stories. Four of which follow Wooster and Jeeves and the other four follow Reggie Pepper – who is considered to be an early prototype of Wooster.

My Thoughts: They were enjoyable stories, and I will probably read more from the Jeeves series, but I would not classify it as stunning literature. The Goodreads summary describes it so: My Man Jeeves is sure to please anyone with a taste for pithy buffoonery, moronic misunderstandings, gaffes, and aristocratic slapstick.

Favorite Quotes:
~ “What I mean is, if you’re absolutely off your rocker, but don’t find it convenient to be scooped into the luny-bin, you simply explain that, when you said you were a teapot, it was just your Artistic Temperament, and they apologize and go away. So I stood by to hear just how the A.T. had affected Clarence, the Cat’s Friend, ready for anything.”

~“I’m not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it’s Shakespeare–or, if not, it’s some equally brainy lad–who says that it’s always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping.”

Where you can get this book: Amazon, Librivox

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